Undergraduate Majors

Animation Curriculum

Total credits required for a BFA in Animation: 120.0

If a Studio and Humanistic Studies major, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen, the total credits would be 126.0.

The below degree plan is for the 2019-20 academic year.



Course #


First-Year-Experience Requirements
Art Matters AH 100 3.0
Frameworks: Themes in Humanistic Studies HMST 101 3.0
Forum I FF 111 3.0
Forum II FF 112 3.0
Drawing: Tradition and Innovation FF 161 3.0
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3.0
Choose one course from the following Color/Design category
FF 120A 3.0
Color/Design/Pattern FF 120B 3.0
Choose one course from the following Form/Space category
FF 130A 3.0
Body/World/Machine FF 130B 3.0
Choose one course from the following Systems/Time category
Haptics and Optics
FF 140A 3.0
Cartographies FF 140B 3.0
First-Year-Experience Elective   3.0
Liberal Arts Requirements
Modernism and After AH 201 3.0
History of Animation AH 366 3.0
Art History Elective AH 6.0
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (any level) 3.0
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (300 or 400 level) 3.0
Intellectual History I -IH1 3.0
Intellectual History II -IH2 3.0
Theory -TH 3.0
Science/Math NSCI 3.0
Academic Electives (or Writing Workshop, if required) 6.0
Animation Major Requirements
The Principles of Animation AN 202 3.0
Animation Pre-Production AN 245 3.0
Digital Tools for Animation AN 255 3.0
Choose one course from the following
Introduction to 3D Animation
AN 203 3.0
Stop-Motion Animation AN 225 3.0
Choose one course from the following
2D Character Animation AN 363 3.0
3D Character Animation AN 364 3.0
Animation Senior Thesis I AN 498 6.0
Animation Senior Thesis II AN 499 6.0
Project Course AN 9.0
Animation Studio Electives AN 9.0
Studio Electives 9.0


Office of Enrollment Services


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